1 As You’re Winding Down...
Have a Li’l Nightcap
Pour yourselves something (wine, tea, whatever), and sit down at the kitchen table as if it’s the new, most exclusive date spot in town. ‘At first, you might think; this is awkward. What are we going to talk about?’ says psychotherapist Jean Fitzpatrick, a marriage counsellor and couples therapist. But this is an ideal time to have each other’s undivided attention, and research shows that when you and your partner open up to each other, it can make you feel more connected. Although you don’t need to rehash everything. Just start with a 10minute chatandsip to share one upbeat thing each (such as a work win or a great phone call with your BFF). Before you know it, you’ll both be craving this special catchup over drinks... and lingering longer.
Say ‘You’re Cute… I Like You’
That smirk babe gave you when you left for the gym this morning was so sexy. And now look at them taking out the garbage in the pouring rain... What a guy! When you’re getting ready to call it a night, make sure to say something like, ‘Thank you for doing that earlier,’ to let them know you appreciate the small things they do. ‘This does two things: One, it makes you happier because you’re seeing the good,’ says Winter. ‘And two, it makes them feel appreciated.’ Both create good vibes to hit the sheets with.